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Someday Everything Will All Make Sense

Someday Everything Will All Make Sense
  • Author(s): Carol LaHines
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): present day

Someday Everything Will All Make Sense follows Luther van der Loon, an eccentric harpsichordist and professor of early music, as he navigates the stages of grief after the untimely death of his mother. Luther obsesses over burial practices, rails...

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
  • Author(s): Edith Wharton
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 19th Century

Wharton’s story of the upper classes of Old New York, and Newland Archer’s impossible love for the disgraced Countess Olenska, is a perfectly wrought book about an era when upper-class culture in this country was still a mixture of...

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
  • Author(s): Sylvia Plath
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther’s...

The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse
  • Author(s): Fiona Davis
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern/1950s

When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952 Darby McLaughlin is everything her hall mates aren’t: plain, self-conscious, homesick and convinced she doesn’t belong. Yet when she befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely...

The Immortalists

The Immortalists
  • Author(s): Chloe Benjamin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): From 1969

It’s 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young...

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
  • Author(s): Dominic Smith
  • Location(s): Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1630s - 2000s

Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry...

The Leavers

The Leavers
  • Author(s): Lisa Ko
  • Location(s): The Bronx, China, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Murder of the Century

The Murder of the Century
  • Author(s): Paul Collins
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), New York State
  • Genre(s): Crime, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1890s

On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon...

The Savior of 6th Street

The Savior of 6th Street
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Paris, Los Angeles, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Deserted by his father at the age of four and raised by his voodoo queen mother on the fringes of Skid Row, Los Angeles street artist Virgilio Santos believes it his mission to save the down-and-outers in his neighborhood....

The Secret War

The Secret War
  • Author(s): Louise Burfitt-Dons
  • Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Hamburg, Liverpool, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): contemporary

Karen Andersen, private investigator, stumbles across intelligence in a Liverpool University that an ultra-right faction of the CCP plan to release a new highly contagious virus on an unsuspecting New York City.

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